Top 5 tips if your new to bouldering and climbing

In this article I have tried to get across a few of the main subject or teaching points that I use while coaching. No matter what the level it often seems that any one of these 5 points are the biggest stumbling block to the climber progressing. These are my "go to" concepts for any [...]

By | September 21st, 2016|Articles, Bouldering, Climbing, Technique|0 Comments

New climbers don’t care who Chris Sharma is

I absolutely love asking climbers, especially new and indoor climbers questions, I do this for fun, to make them feel welcome at the climbing centre but also  find out how they see climbing, what the extent of their climbing knowledge is as well as finding what climbing truly looks like and means to them. I [...]

By | September 21st, 2016|Articles, Bouldering, Climbing|1 Comment

Sport crags for beginners, for the best routes under 6a

Written by: Fer Climbs (Facebook) Original title: List of sport crags for beginners (<6a)   Bristol does not have a lot of easy sport routes around but there is a fair amount in the Low Wye Valley and South Wales. It is something that I struggled when I was starting therefore I think it is good [...]

By | September 19th, 2016|Articles, Bouldering, Climbing, Reviews|0 Comments

Indoor climbing with your children; How to start.

By it’s very nature climbing is a simple sport. No matter the climbers age or ability they are often, if not always, trying their hardest to climb their best. As the climber and the difficulty of the climbs progress the holds get smaller and the the foot holds worse, however, no matter the size, [...]

By | July 11th, 2016|Articles, Bouldering, Climbing|0 Comments

Hands That Hold The Future: Setting the BMC/MCofS Junior Boulder Cup 2015

Bristol was chosen to host the finals of the BMC/MCofS Junior Boulder Cup 2015, with the event being hosted at Bloc. I spent some time getting an insight into the fascinating pre- and post-event processes behind putting on such an event, and of course a crucial part of this process is the route setting. Although [...]

Indoor climbing in Bristol: Where to go?

In Bristol there has never been so much choice to climb indoors! There are now high quality indoor rock climbing centres all over Bristol; 1 in Bedminster, 1 in St Phillips and 2 in St Werburghs and smaller but important wall in University of the West of England. With these indoor climbing centres in place [...]

By | June 24th, 2016|Articles, Bouldering, Climbing|0 Comments

Moon Board Launch at The Climbing Academy

The Moon Board Launch night is the 20th April, 5pm - 10pm, and is for anyone who wants to come and try out the Moon Board first or learn a bit more about it.   Ben Moon will also be down so it's a great opportunity to climb alongside him!   Few more details on [...]

By | April 15th, 2016|Bouldering, Bristol Climbing Events|0 Comments

Feeling the Fear

Tris & Sash - not ones for feeling the fear often. You may have some form of fear when climbing, you may not. I'm not claiming here to say how you should deal with these fears, nor am I saying you even have them. But for a large majority, having some mental training [...]

By | March 3rd, 2016|Articles, Climbing, Technique|0 Comments

Why are people swapping the Gym for Indoor rock Climbing or Bouldering?

Over the last 10 years, indoor rock climbing, or more specifically indoor bouldering (rope-less climbing over a safety mat) has exploded onto the mainstream. Attached to this hype are people, lots and lots of people. People of all ages, from all walks of life are joining climbing centres across the country, with many new centres [...]

By | February 5th, 2016|Articles, Bouldering, Climbing|0 Comments

Recommend a Route #3 – Lucy Creamer

Well, its 3 months into winter, the snow has finally arrived, albeit momentarily, and you’ve probably exhausted the routes in your local climbing gym enough to warrant doing them blind-folded. On the up-side, it’s one more month closer to spring and it’s a new year for getting out and exploring your closer-to-home climbing venues. Bristol [...]